The demand-responsive transportation (DRT) service in La Mirada, California is briefly discussed, and certain unique qualities are noted. The system which was marketed not as just transit but an innovative service in a progressive city, was found to have been oversold prior to start of operations. The system anticipated carrying 50,000 passengers per year, but found that it carried 110,000 during the first year. The system has since been reevaluated and its philosophy is changed. The DRT system has been used as a patrol system and operator reports are a worthwhile service to the community. Public Services such as charter service, free rides to the swimming pool and contacts with shopping center are also offered. A radio communication system and a sophisticated FM paging system are other features of the DRT Service. This DRT Service has contributed considerably to the community image.

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    • Presented at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Demand-Responsive Transportation Systems conducted by the TRB, Nov. 11-13, 1974, Oakland, Calif.; and co-sponsored by American Public Transit Association, California DOT, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, MIT, UMTA and Technology Sharing Program of U.S. DOT. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Klug, Claude J
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 42-43
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  • Accession Number: 00126163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM